Joined PIDF : 13 July 2016
Official Language: Tetum Portuguese
National Holiday : 20 May (Independence Restoration Day)
Currency : US Dollar
Population : 1,293,119 (2019 estimate)
Population Density : 84/km2
Land Area : 15,410 km2
EEZ Area : 77,100 km2


His Excellency José Maria Vasconcelos,
popularly known as Taur Matan Ruak

  • José Maria Vasconcelos, popularly known by his nom de guerre Taur Matan Ruak is an East Timorese politician who has been President of East Timor since 20 May 2012.
  • Before entering politics, he was the Commander of the FALINTIL-Forças de Defesa de Timor-Leste, the military of East Timor, from 2002 until 6 October 2011. Prior to serving in the F-FDTL, he was the last commander of the Armed Forces of National Liberation of East Timor or FALINTIL, the insurgent army which resisted the Indonesian occupation of the territory from 1975 to 1999.
  • Born: October 10, 1956.
  • Spouse: Isabel da Costa Ferreira (m. 2001)

Timor-Leste has been an active member of PIDF since 2016.

PIDF initiatives in Timor-Leste include:

PIDF Regional initiatives that are inclusive of Timor-Leste: